Vitamix Professional Series 500 Blender

If I didn’t already have two of these I’d definitely get on this deal. Fantastic price!

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Vitamix Professional Series 500 Blender
Price: $449.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard OR $10 Two-Day OR $20 One-Day
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bought a 7500 a few weeks ago for smoothies. It is mind blowing what these things can chew up into a water consistency!

Darn, we just picked one of these up a few months ago to replace our old one. Our old one only lasted 19 years.

Can you tell me how this is a better deal than the Costco model shown here?:

I’m not sure how they differ, I see the knob is a bit different but I know this isn’t the least expensive vitamix model…

These are highly worth it, kinda like the Dyson of blenders but worth the $$ you put into it.

Makes smoothies, soups, hot drinks (w/ or w/o alcohol) in little time. Use it for anything and everything you can think of.

This one has a pulse feature and a few “presets” that run for a certain length of time.

The one at costco doesn’t have a pulse (but you can just turn it on and off rapidly). It also has a “high” switch and no presets. On the Costco one you have to start at one, go to then, then flip to high. The woot model is “next gen” so you just go from 1-10 and 10 is the equivalent of having flied that high speed switch.

I had one similar to the current woot at home and one similar to the costco one at work, and I prefer the one I have at home. Easier to use.

That being said you can make the same exact things in both and both are AMAZING appliances.

If you have questions about what you can make let me know. I use mine many times a day.

The pro has presets that you can set and walk away from, so if you’re following a recipe from the cookbook you can just set it and leave and it’ll do what the recipe wants without any extra input from you. As far as the dry container goes, I’ve honestly never used mine so it was a complete waste of money. I suppose if I were into grinding my own flour or something then I might but I’m pretty happy with King Arthur. But they’ve got the same motor and otherwise are pretty identical, it’s just the motor controls that are different. Also, don’t be fooled if you’ve seen a demo in store, they’re not that quiet. I think they must use specially dampened machines for demos because both of mine (an older model and a new model) are plenty loud.

Agree, if you run your Vitamix in the other room and it’s attached to your kitchen it’s loud enough to drown out a tv even with a nice sound system connected.

I have this exact machine. It’s loud as ****, but is hands down the best blender I’ve ever owned. I used to buy a new cheap blender every 6 months to a year when it’d wear out or break. I think I’m going to have this one for a very long time.

Do you really think they’re different?

I can see them doing that, but could it just be acoustics? The beauty of Costco for demos is the loud warehouse nature AND open spaces where echoes can dissipate and travel away. Then they talk on a mic (no blender is quiet and if you need a mic to talk to your audience, it’s not quiet).

Our ears also ‘calibrate’ to sound levels, so if you’ve just entered a warehouse after driving your car, pushing a cart, and talking/hearing people, it’s going to make the blender sound less loud than the blender in your tiny home, that you’re using on a quiet morning/afternoon with nothing going on in the house.
OH and the person preaching about the blender being on a LOUD mic only makes the blender sound quieter, lol.

I still think there could be dampening, but I also doubt it. I never thought it was a quiet blender, and I did demos at Costco for some time (not vitamix but I knew ‘VitaBob’ by name).

you can get a refreb. on the web site for about 360$ with 5yr warrent

The demo models are most definitely quieter. You can stand right next to one and carry on a conversation no problem. Bring one home and you have to yell to be heard. And I’ve seen them demonstrated in other places besides costco and they’re equally as quiet. At my costco they don’t use mics, just talk and you can hear them without issue.